Special Event Security In Houston

Whenever a sporting event, concert, festival, or other gathering that has hundreds or thousands of people in attendance occurs, there are numerous security concerns that are very complex. From conducting bag searches of everyone entering a stadium to having the skills to deescalate verbal confrontations before they turn physical, today’s security officers need these skills and many others to keep everyone as safe as possible. Due to the dangers associated with special events in today’s world, such as terrorist attacks, active shooters, and others determined to injure or kill as many people as possible, it’s imperative to work with a security agency that has officers who are highly-trained to handle any situation they face. For many clients in Houston and nearby areas, special event security means contacting Ranger Guard and Investigations.

Basic Services

No matter what type of event security officers work, there are many basic services they must be able to provide to those in attendance. One of the most important involves first aid and CPR, which can mean the difference between life and death. Because many events have such large crowds, paramedics and other medical personnel may have difficulty reaching a person as quickly as they need. However, security officers are often the first on the scene of an emergency, and can administer basic first aid and CPR to a person until paramedics arrive. At Ranger Guard and Investigations, no officer begins any special security event assignment until they have been trained and certified in first aid/CPR.

Special Security Procedures

While the vast majority of sporting events, concerts, and festivals are completed without any dangerous situations occurring, today’s world warrants that all security procedures be closely followed at all times. After all, if only one bag or one person is not properly searched, the results can be devastating. Therefore, for concert event security or security at sporting events, officers assigned by Ranger Guard and Investigations will possess skills in crowd control, bag searches, surveillance, and evacuation procedures. And along with these skills, officers will also be trained in defensive tactics, anti-terrorism tactics, and criminal law.

Enforcement Through Reinforcement

When working an event with a large crowd, security officers will almost always encounter a person who is determined to initiate a verbal dispute. If this happens, the responsibility of an officer is to deescalate the situation as calmly and quickly as possible before the situation becomes violent. To accomplish this, Ranger Guard and Investigations has initiated a training program called Enforcement Through Reinforcement. Using a series of highly-specialized communication techniques, officers work with a person to gain their confidence, thus helping them calm down and realize they are coming far too close to making a bad situation worse.

Disgruntled Employees

When private security officers provide corporate event security, one of the most dangerous situations they may face is a disgruntled employee who may try to gain entry and inflict harm on a former boss or colleagues. To prevent this, officers are trained in how to conduct not only high-tech surveillance, but also how to use various defensive tactics designed to protect VIPs or others. In some instances where this threat is considered very real, officers may use K-9 units for additional patrols and security.

Small or Large Events

For many people, the thought of needing security at a small, local festival may seem like a waste of time and money. However, in today’s uncertain world, terrorists and others often look at these situations as being soft targets, meaning they know it will be easy for them to gain access to an event where no security or law enforcement is present. Rather than take a chance of a fun-filled community event becoming a front-page story for all the wrong reasons, it’s always best to hire the services of a security agency with experience in special event security. In many cases, it may take only two or three unarmed officers to act as deterrents, which is a small price to pay for safety and peace of mind.

Contact Ranger Guard and Investigations

If you are in charge of organizing a corporate gathering, community festival, concert, or sporting event, don’t wait until the last-minute to arrange for security. And above all, don’t decide that security is unnecessary. Instead, contact Ranger Guard and Investigations to discuss your event. By doing so, you’ll speak with industry professionals who know what it takes to keep people safe during these complex events. To learn more, visit www.securityguardtx.com, or call Ranger Guard and Investigations at 832-924-8311.